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COVID questions: Masks at school; what makes delta different

August 4, 2021

"Let your child know that it takes cooperation and healthy decisions made by everyone in a community to keep COVID-19 under control and children safe," says Associate Professor Ajay Sethi.

COVID questions: Booster shots, mixing vaccines

July 20, 2021

Is OK for me to get a booster vaccine shot? Can I take two different types of COVID-19 vaccine shots?

Covid questions: Mask-wearing, birth rates

June 29, 2021

Readers ask: Should I still wear a mask? And, how will the pandemic impact birth rates, as well as marriage and divorce? UW–Madison experts respond.

COVID questions: Anxiety about the return to ‘normal’, other vaccines

June 9, 2021

In a pre-lockdown world, many people experienced a "fear of missing out" (FOMO) on social events, but now many people are experiencing a "fear of going out" (FOGO).

COVID questions: Keeping unvaccinated children safe; when quarantine is needed

May 20, 2021

My husband and I are vaccinated, but our young children are currently not eligible to receive the vaccine. Which activities are safe to resume? Which disease require quarantining?

COVID questions: Can I mix and match different vaccines? What if my partner refuses to be vaccinated?

April 26, 2021

Readers ask: I have been immunized with the Moderna vaccine. Can I now get vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine? And: What are some guidelines for how to live in a household where only one person is vaccinated?

COVID questions: Long-term protection; overcoming fear of needles

April 14, 2021

Will vaccinated people need a booster shot? And how can I overcome my fear of needles? UW–Madison experts respond.

COVID questions: Long haulers, travel guidance

March 15, 2021

Why do some people continue to experience symptoms after recovering from COVID-19? Can my family travel to Florida?

COVID Questions: Experts present facts about effectiveness of testing, content of vaccines

March 1, 2021

We will be publishing answers to questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic each week in this COVID Questions column.

COVID questions: Visiting considerations; allergy concerns

February 18, 2021

Before planning a visit it's important to have an honest conversation about it in advance to make sure everyone understands the risks.

COVID questions: Is vaccine approved? What to expect afterward?

February 11, 2021

With thousands of Wisconsinites vaccinated and many thousands to come in the latest group recently announced for vaccination, there are five things people should know once vaccinated.

COVID questions: Can I get two different types of vaccines?

February 4, 2021

Why aren't those who've recovered from COVID-19 last in line for the vaccine? If I get one type of vaccine can I get another type later? Where do we stand on vaccines?

COVID questions: vaccination distribution, development

January 21, 2021

COVID questions: Who should get the vaccine first? How was the vaccine developed?

COVID questions: First wave of vaccines, indoor ventilation tips

December 22, 2020

How do you find out if you're eligible for the vaccine? And now that it's winter, how can you ventilate your home?

COVID questions: Post-vaccine precautions, ingredients, pregnancy

December 17, 2020

Do I have to distance after getting the vaccine? What's in the vaccine? Is it safe for pregnant women?

COVID questions: Economic recovery, different tests

December 10, 2020

What's the difference between a PCR test and an antigen test? How has the vaccine affected the economic recovery?

COVID questions: Transmission after vaccine, face mask effectiveness

December 3, 2020

Can someone who receives the COVID-19 vaccine still transmit the virus? What are some studies that prove the effectiveness of face masks?

COVID questions: Students returning home, playdates

November 12, 2020

With my adult children returning home from their universities at Thanksgiving, what precautions should I take? Is it OK for my child to have a playdate with someone in their class?

COVID questions: Viral load, the value of life

November 5, 2020

What is a viral load? How does the government weigh the risk of death against economic costs?

COVID questions: Influenza comparison, selling home precautions

October 29, 2020

What's the difference between COVID-19 and influenza? What precautions should I take after potential buyers tour my home?